Edward Sickles, MD



Breast Imaging
1600 Divisadero St., Room H-2906
San Francisco, CA 94115
Scheduling: (415) 353-2573
Phone: (415) 353-9800
Fax: (415) 353-9910

Hours: Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Radiology at the Women's Health Center
2356 Sutter St., Room J-146 and J-226
San Francisco, CA 94115
Scheduling: (415) 353-2573
Fax: (415) 353-7299

Hours: Monday to Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Cornell University 1969


UCSF, Diagnostic Radiology 1976


Cornell/NIH, Internal Medicine 1973

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Price ER, Sickles EA, Yitta S, Brasic N, Yeh MJ, Allen IE, Joe BN. Use of the probably benign (BI-RADS category 3) assessment for masses on breast MRI: Is it transferable to general clinical practice? Breast J. 2017 Aug 27.
  2. Arleo EK, Hendrick RE, Helvie MA, Sickles EA. Comparison of recommendations for screening mammography using CISNET models. Cancer. 2017 Oct 01; 123(19):3673-3680.
  3. Lee CS, Sengupta D, Bhargavan-Chatfield M, Sickles EA, Burnside ES, Zuley ML. Association of Patient Age With Outcomes of Current-Era, Large-Scale Screening Mammography: Analysis of Data From the National Mammography Database. JAMA Oncol. 2017 Aug 01; 3(8):1134-1136.
  4. Monticciolo DL, Newell MS, Hendrick RE, Helvie MA, Moy L, Monsees B, Kopans DB, Eby PR, Sickles EA. Breast Cancer Screening for Average-Risk Women: Recommendations From the ACR Commission on Breast Imaging. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Sep; 14(9):1137-1143.
  5. Miglioretti DL, Ichikawa L, Smith RA, Buist DSM, Carney PA, Geller B, Monsees B, Onega T, Rosenberg R, Sickles EA, Yankaskas BC, Kerlikowske K. Correlation Between Screening Mammography Interpretive Performance on a Test Set and Performance in Clinical Practice. Acad Radiol. 2017 Oct; 24(10):1256-1264.
  6. D'Orsi CJ, Sickles EA. 2017 Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium Reports on Interpretive Performance at Screening and Diagnostic Mammography: Welcome New Data, But Not as Benchmarks for Practice. Radiology. 2017 Apr; 283(1):7-9.
  7. Onega T, Smith M, Miglioretti DL, Carney PA, Geller BA, Kerlikowske K, Buist DS, Rosenberg RD, Smith RA, Sickles EA, Haneuse S, Anderson ML, Yankaskas B. Radiologist Agreement for Mammographic Recall by Case Difficulty and Finding Type. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Nov; 13(11S):e72-e79.
  8. Hayward JH, Ray KM, Wisner DJ, Kornak J, Lin W, Joe BN, Sickles EA. Improving Screening Mammography Outcomes Through Comparison With Multiple Prior Mammograms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jul 06; 1-7.
  9. Nayak L, Miyake KK, Leung JW, Price ER, Liu YI, Joe BN, Sickles EA, Thomas WR, Lipson JA, Daniel BL, Hargreaves J, Brenner RJ, Bassett LW, Ojeda-Fournier H, Lindfors KK, Feig SA, Ikeda DM. Impact of Breast Density Legislation on Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Supplemental Screening: A Survey of 110 Radiology Facilities. Breast J. 2016 Sep; 22(5):493-500.
  10. Burnside ES, Sickles EA, Duffy SW. A Pragmatic Approach to Determine Components of Optimal Screening Mammography Practice. JAMA. 2016 May 10; 315(18):1951-3.
  11. Lee CS, Bhargavan-Chatfield M, Burnside ES, Nagy P, Sickles EA. The National Mammography Database: Preliminary Data. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Apr; 206(4):883-90.
  12. Jackson SL, Abraham L, Miglioretti DL, Buist DS, Kerlikowske K, Onega T, Carney PA, Sickles EA, Elmore JG. Patient and Radiologist Characteristics Associated With Accuracy of Two Types of Diagnostic Mammograms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Aug; 205(2):456-63.
  13. Price ER, Keedy AW, Gidwaney R, Sickles EA, Joe BN. The Potential Impact of Risk-Based Screening Mammography in Women 40-49 Years Old. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Dec; 205(6):1360-4.
  14. Ray KM, Turner E, Sickles EA, Joe BN. Suspicious Findings at Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Occult to Conventional Digital Mammography: Imaging Features and Pathology Findings. Breast J. 2015 Sep-Oct; 21(5):538-42.
  15. Miglioretti DL, Ichikawa L, Smith RA, Bassett LW, Feig SA, Monsees B, Parikh JR, Rosenberg RD, Sickles EA, Carney PA. Criteria for identifying radiologists with acceptable screening mammography interpretive performance on basis of multiple performance measures. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Apr; 204(4):W486-91.
  16. Price ER, Joe BN, Sickles EA. The developing asymmetry: revisiting a perceptual and diagnostic challenge. Radiology. 2015 Mar; 274(3):642-51.
  17. Joe BN, Sickles EA. The evolution of breast imaging: past to present. Radiology. 2014 Nov; 273(2 Suppl):S23-44.
  18. Ayvaci MU, Alagoz O, Chhatwal J, Munoz del Rio A, Sickles EA, Nassif H, Kerlikowske K, Burnside ES. Predicting invasive breast cancer versus DCIS in different age groups. BMC Cancer. 2014 Aug 11; 14:584.
  19. Sickles EA, D'Orsi CJ. How should screening breast US be audited? The BI-RADS perspective. Radiology. 2014 Aug; 272(2):316-20.
  20. Buist DS, Anderson ML, Smith RA, Carney PA, Miglioretti DL, Monsees BS, Sickles EA, Taplin SH, Geller BM, Yankaskas BC, Onega TL. Effect of radiologists' diagnostic work-up volume on interpretive performance. Radiology. 2014 Nov; 273(2):351-64.

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